Kristen Kido (2014) specializes in comparativism, cultural heritage and the law, with a particular emphasis on ancient art in the contemporary world. Her dissertation focuses on the intersection between the cultural and legal matrices generated and encountered by the so-called "Goddess of Morgantina," from the time of its making to its contemporary repatriation to Sicily. Having received her M.A. in Comparative Art an Archaeology from University College London, Kristen is interested in cross-cultural and comparative issues in art history, and her research is rooted in contemporary athropological and sociological theory. Kristen advanced to candidacy in Spring 2017, and will continue dissertation work while completing her J.D. at University of California, Irvine, School of Law.